Mindful Hearts Study

Active, not recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Between the ages of 18
- Female Veteran
- Able to
- write
- read
- speak English
Must have ONE of ANY of the following:
- BMI > 25
- Total cholesterol > 240
- Diabetes mellitus or pre-diabetic
- Systolic blood pressure> 120 and/or diagnosis of hypertension and/or taking antihypertensive medications
- Parental history of MI prior to age 60
- History of smoking

Exclusion Criteria

- History of:
- myocardial infarction or ischemic heart disease/angina
- left ventricular hypertrophy
- ischemic stroke
- pregnant
- planning on becoming pregnant during study period
- gave birth in prior 6 weeks or lactating
- immune-related disease
- use of immune-altering medications, such as:
- glucocorticoids
- cancer
- active infection
- substance abuse
- major psychoses
- already trained in MBSR